Appraising Constructivism in Science and Mathematics Education
by Michael R. Matthews — 2000
As one constructivist remarked, “In summary then the term ‘constructivism’ appears to be fashionable, mostly used loosely with no clear definition of the term, and is used without clear links to an epistemological base.” Although there are countless thousands of constructivist articles, it is rare to find ones with fully worked out epistemology, learning theory, educational theory, or ethical and political positions. This makes appraisal difficult.
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